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Once a popular rest stop for covered wagons heading west on the Santa Fe Trail, present-day Mission, Kansas is an ideal location for buying a home and settling down. With a modest population of just under 10,000 residents enjoy the close proximity (less than ten miles) to the bustling metropolises of Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City, Kansas, while maintaining its small town charm. Mission is located in northeastern Johnson County, one of the fastest growing areas in the country – proof that Mission real estate is in high demand. Mission homes offer from the quaint charming style, to the traditional ranch. Mission even has one of it's own community centers. The Sylvester Powell Community Center. Fabulous facilities for the residents with so much to offer! Child care, indoor racquetball court, gym, indoor track etc.
Dining and Shopping
While the big-city haunts of both Kansas Cities are just minutes away, Mission has its own fair share of tasty treats. If you are looking for down-home cooking, check out Johnny’s Hickory House Bar-B-Q, which was proudly featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.” Lucky Brewgrille is another Mission hotspot, providing great cocktails and a classy atmosphere. Of course, Mission also has the familiar fare of such establishments as Applebee’s, McDonalds. Whether shopping for designer clothing, antiques or jewelry, Mission residents have an array of one-of-a-kind boutiques and specialty shops to choose from, as well as the Mission Mart Shopping Center for everyday necessities. Of course, you are minutes to Kansas City's Country Club Plaza! Where you will find some of the most upscale retail stores & wonderful restaurants!
Parks and Recreation
Mission is fortunate to be part of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District. The 1,250-acre Shawnee Mission Park is a favorite destination for people all over Kansas. In fact, it is the most visited park in the entire state! With interpretive nature trails, an off-leash dog area, sports fields, an archery range, a lake, and even an outdoor theatre, this multi-use park, located just minutes from the heart of Mission, is nothing short of a recreational wonderland. You can also take a leisurely stroll through the historic Helen Cuddy Rose Garden in nearby Antioch Park, or join a game of softball at the Mid-America West Sports Complex. Golf enthusiasts can enjoy a challenging round in picturesque Heritage Park Golf Course or Tomahawk Hills Golf Course. With so many options so close to home, it’s easy for Mission residents to enjoy the scenic wonder and outdoor thrills of the area.
Whether you choose to catch a quality production of an award-winning play at The Barn Players—Mission’s most treasured community theatre since 1955—or mingle with artists in residence at the Vala Gallery, you will find that Mission residents not only enjoy the benefits of a fun and active city, but are deeply invested in making it even better. This is reflected in Mission’s efforts to be a sustainable city. Mission is a member of the national Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, an effort encouraging cities to reduce greenhouse emissions.
Schools, Hospitals and Transportation
The Shawnee Mission School District (SMSD) is known for being one of the most innovative and successful in all of Johnson County. Offering an array of AP and specialized programs for students, SMSD is continually recognized for its impressive number of Advanced Placement Scholars, National Merit Scholars, United States Presidential Scholars &International Baccalaureate Program. And there are also several excellent private schools in & nearby Mission, including Bishop Miege High School, Brookridge Day School and Little Lambs Montessori School.
With nearly 700 physicians, the Shawnee Mission Medical Center is a first-class medical hub, located just twelve minutes from Mission’s town center. Not only is it the home of Johnson County’s most preferred ER, Shawnee Mission Medical Center offers an array of health services and wellness classes.
Mission is served by Johnson County Transit (The JO), providing bus routes to every corner of the county. Mission residents enjoy affordable fares (as low as a dollar, one-way), and clean, dependable transportation. Situated at the nexus of I-35, I-635, US-69, and the Shawnee Mission Parkway, Mission’s stellar proximity to major highways heading in every direction is one of the many reasons that Mission real estate is in such high demand.
If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (913) 312-3614 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.